Off the Rails in Texas

Just checking in from the road as I retrace the routes of the San Antonio-San Diego “Jackass” Mail and Butterfield Overland Mail across Texas. I’ve spent the last two days touring the forts built by the U.S. Army to protect the road, and have even had a chance to hike a few remnant sections of it. Stay tuned for a detailed write-up once follow the line all the way back to San Diego. Thanks for coming along!

Butterfield stagecoach model on display at the Old Overland Trail Museum in Fort Davis, Texas
Reconstructed barracks and field artillery at Fort Clark, Texas
Walking a trace of the San Antonio-San Diego “Jackass” Mail route through Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas

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